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All concerts 8:00 pm
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Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory

O GAMELAN

Sunday, November 17, 2013

8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-concert talk

Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street West

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Commission Sponsor: Chantal Perrot

 

Featuring

Concert 2

Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan
Douglas Perry - viola

 

 

Programme

 

JOSÉ EVANGELISTA O Gamelan - Esprit Commission - World Premiere
CHAN KA NIN Éveil aux oiseaux for gamelan and ensemble
ANDRÉ RISTIC Projet for gamelan and ensemble
LOU HARRISON Threnody for Carloz Chavez for viola and gamelan
ALEX PAUK Echo Spirit Isle for orchestra
CLAUDE VIVIER Pulau Dewata (arr. Scott Good)

 

The Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan expands and develops gamelan repertoire by interspersing traditional Indonesian techniques with contemporary Western ones. In the works by Chan, Ristic and Harrison, their bronze and wooden Indonesian instruments blend with Western ones in an intermingling of global cultural sensibilities. Harrison’s piece for solo viola and gamelan, produces an atmosphere of simple, sensuous charm.

Pauk’s Echo Spirit Isle, originally composed for gamelan, takes on new form as a piece for large orchestra.

Vivier’s Pulau Dewata lends itself to varied instrumentations with Good’s arrangement of the piece perhaps being the first for full orchestra.

Evangelista, an expert in the music of Indonesia and other Asian cultures, combines his compositional expertise with this special knowledge in O Gamelan, the concert’s touchstone.